Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

Youth of the nation

The sudden rise of the social movement rejects the conventional analysis that the youth is depoliticised and mainly interested in advancing their careers What we...

Why is Musharraf isolated?

Looking at the history of many of the figures that occupy cabinet and other high positions in the government, anyone serious about political business...

Whose war is this?

The war our security forces are fighting is our war, a war for the future of Pakistan. The alternative of allowing mini religious fiefdoms...

Where do we go from here?

The scenes witnessed on May 12 had a dangerous dimension not possessed by normal political clashes: the ethnic character of the group used by...

Under foreign influence

Standing up to extremism, and countering terrorism, is a part of liberal values. However, this is simply a political position and does not represent...

The unmediated media

In the coming years Pakistan's media, both print and electronic, is likely to grow in number, influence and power, and contribute greatly to the...

The threat from within

There are two clear paths before us-militancy and non-violence; one leads to hopelessness and self-destruction and the other to progress and modernity The tragic episode...

The rising threat of extremism

The Pakistani state, or more precisely the military rulers and the politicians guided by them, must show courage and constrain extremists within the limits...

The rise of student power

Right after some degree of economic satisfaction, people with some history of democratic struggle want the next thing on their hierarchy of desires i.e....

The regime’s new challenges

Political cycles have a life of their own and often spin out of control, whether the rulers like it or not. It is obvious...

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